The endocrine glands secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream and control many of the slow and long-term activities in the body. Hyper functioning glands can secrete excess hormones into the blood stream causing significant and sometimes life threatening symptoms and clinical conditions. In addition, certain glands like the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenals could be affected by benign or malignant conditions.
Surgical resection remains a center piece for the treatment of many endocrine conditions. At Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group – Surgical Specialists we perform advanced diagnostic and surgical techniques to manage endocrine tumors of the adrenal glands, thyroid, parathyroid and pancreas. In addition, we have special expertise in minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic adrenalectomy and radioguided parathyroidectomy.